When the upper arms go limp, many women feel uncomfortable, old and unattractive. The reason for the relaxation lies in the weakening of the tissue. Additionally, fatty tissue often proliferates with old age. The skin on the insides of the upper arms is sensitive to influences such as heavy weight loss or the natural aging process – the tissue is increasingly losing its firmness and elasticity. Frequently wrinkles develop. A development that usually cannot be satisfactorily influenced by targeted training or cosmetic measures. This is why a tightening of the upper arms makes sense.
Goal of the procedure is a type-appropriate upper arm silhouette
Modern surgical methods of upper arm tightening help to gently reduce excess skin. In this way, a tight and type-appropriate upper arm silhouette can be restored. The intervention is often combined with liposuction. Liposuction also removes fat pads and improves the overall shape. Excess skin is then placed over the muscle and tightened. This procedure avoids scars and protects the tissue. The cuts always run on the inside of the upper arms. The scars are therefore invisible when looking from the front or from behind.
Tightening the upper arms with a short cut
Excessive and lose skin and adipose tissue are accurately measured before surgery. The necessary steps for the procedure are conducted in such a way that scar formation remains as inconspicuous as possible. We place the cut in the armpit. Depending on the assessment, it can reach up to the elbow. Basically, we try to keep it as short as possible. After successful tissue reduction, the surgical area is supplied with drains, which allow drainage of wound secretion. With the application of an elastic bandage for the purpose of compression, the upper arm tightening is completed.
Rest for six weeks after an upper arm lift
The procedure is usually carried out under general anaesthesia. This requires a hospital stay of several days. Medical checks are performed on the first postoperative day as well as one and two weeks after surgery. Postoperative wound drainages can be removed approximately two to four days after the procedure, depending on the healing process. To maintain a long-term result, a compression bandage should be worn over a period of at least six weeks. In addition, we advise our patients to maintain physical rest and to periodically cool the treated areas.
Alternatives to a surgical tightening of the upper arms
Of course, as part of the examination before every upper arm surgery, we check whether a Coolsculpting treatment without surgery would be an option.